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Medical Research

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  • More new moms turning to placenta for help

    More new moms turning to placenta for help
    Animals have done it since the beginning of time. Women in Asia and Africa have done it for centuries. But lately, more women in Western cultures are turning to an ancient practice.  Following childbirth, they are ingesting their placenta –...
  • Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine

    Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine
    Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
  • Vampire facials are said to refresh and heal

    Vampire facials are said to refresh and heal
    A new facial is gaining popularity around Baltimore, and while it won't make you live forever, some doctors and patients say it will make you look younger — at least for a few months. The vampire facial, a nonsurgical procedure made famous by...
  • Dementia care center explores benefits of yoga

    Dementia care center explores benefits of yoga
    At Cathy Rees' yoga class, you won't see anyone attempt a downward-facing dog — many participants are in wheelchairs, and almost all of them suffer from dementia. Instead, Rees has adapted the principles of yoga, which aims to align the body's...
  • Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]

    Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]
    This month, Maryland banned high-proof liquors like Everclear and other inexpensive tipples. Self-proclaimed public health activists claimed such "high octane" liquors increased the likelihood of binge-drinking and sexual assaults on college campuses....
  • Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]

    Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]
    In March 2014, for the first time in over 40 years, a study of the therapeutic benefits of lysergic acid diethylamide — more commonly known as LSD — was published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. It showed that LSD-assisted psychotherapy...
  • Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling

    Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling
    Maryland's largest and most lucrative casino threw an Independence Day party this month for one of its biggest neighbors: Fort Meade, the massive Army base just five miles down the road. In many ways, it was the archetypal Fourth of July civic event...
  • Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins

    Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins
    Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he drew criticism for the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange website. Sharfstein, a...
  • Blood test may someday predict who is suicidal

    Blood test may someday predict who is suicidal
    A blood test that monitors changes in one specific gene may someday allow doctors to predict those likely to attempt suicide. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University identified a chemical alteration linked to stress reactions and plan more studies....
  • Boutique gyms flex their muscle in Baltimore

    Boutique gyms flex their muscle in Baltimore
    It's a Wednesday evening at the Pop Physique studio in downtown Baltimore, and a dozen women — most clad in leggings, T-shirts and socks — are rotating their hips while trying to hold an exercise ball between their thighs.   "Great job,...
  • We're fat because we aren't moving [Commentary]

    We're fat because we aren't moving [Commentary]
    New research suggests that Americans aren't obese because we eat too much. It's because we exercise too little. And by too little I mean, not at all. And whatever exercise we get peaks before the age of 10 — and perhaps as early as 2 — and...
  • Sleep lab expanded at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital

    Sleep lab expanded at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
    Wide awake and full of energy, 4-year-old Kyle Polk munched a cupcake during a grand reopening reception for a newly expanded sleep lab at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. Kyle had his tonsils and adenoids removed July 3 — just as his older...